special midnight show by BRANDO’S ISLAND – (Set time:Midnight) Brando’s Island is a band that believes in the beauty and necessity of sonic expression. With a wide scope of influences, they live in the middle of a cacophony of sounds and focus them into a unified truth that speaks to individuals looking for an identity and threads the masses together. Hard-rock, blues, punk and soul drip from their songs into the listeners cup to create a delicious cocktail of fun, insightful and expressive music that will make you laugh, scream, dance your ass off and leave with a song in your heart.
Brando’s Island is made up of members from diverse backgrounds and from all over the country. The guys have performed together in varying incarnations since 2005. That’s if you don’t include brothers Chris Reed and Josh Bushueff who have been there for each other since the beginning if time. Badwater – (Set time:11:00 PM) Their future begins with Drown Me Out. Recorded over a four-month period starting in November 2011, the band fervently wrote countless songs and recorded everything live. From the Black Sabbath-style wail of “Paranoia” to the anthemic hook of “Unsound” to the ethereal hum of “Outta My Head”, the record traverses a diverse territory to say the least. For Byous, there’s a distinct lyrical thread tying everything together though. “A lot of the lyrics focus on isolation, uncertainty, fear, and trying to transcend the limitations I felt on myself and my freedom,” the singer reveals. “That feeling of alienation is something we all share in common, ironically enough. It’s part of the human condition.”
After releasing more experimental progressive fare on 2010′s Wading Through the Shallows, Badwater continued to tighten and hone its sound for their latest offering, yielding intricately accessible songs in the process. Zingraf goes on, “We’re getting into deeper water and mining deeper into that rich emotional pay dirt. Over the past three years, we’ve become closer friends and we’re able to collectively search for truth. Drown Me Out is more raw and honest. In that sense, it’s akin to a live performance. The album is really indicative of what you’ll hear at a show.”
Live, Badwater continues to impress audiences. They’ve captivated crowds around Los Angeles from The Viper Room and House of Blues to Harvard & Stone.The Last Gunslinger – (Set time:10:00 PM) Gunslinger is the new sound of alternative dance. Forged by the musings of Anthem, mad tinkering of Vidal and heavy hitting of CWhite and Deadly Duck, Gunslinger pairs past with present, blending classic song structure and vocals with years of electronic dance experience to create one of the most natural and creative sounds of any genre.FevaMode – (Set time:9:00 PM) FevaMode is a pop-rock brother-duo Case Feva (lead singer) and Mick Mode (singer, drummer). Strangers – (Set time:8:00 PM)